Can eating wolfberry lower blood sugar? Attention to diabetes

We all know that wolfberry is a good health food material, proper eating of wolfberry can enhance the body’s immunity, nourish the kidney and yang, and prolong life.

Goji berry treats diabetes

However, does wolfberry have the effect of lowering blood sugar? How can wolfberry be eaten to reduce blood sugar?

Lycium barbarum is a kind of yin replenishing medicine that is sweet in nature and taste, has the functions of invigorating the liver and kidney, improving eyesight and moisturizing the lungs. Modern drug analysis shows that Lycium barbarum is rich in Lycium barbarum polysaccharides, fat, protein, free amino acids, taurine, betaine, and vitamins B1, B2, E, and C, especially high in carotenoids. In addition, it also contains a lot of mineral elements.

Can wolfberry lower blood sugar?

Scientific experiments have shown that wolfberry extract has a significant and long-lasting hypoglycemic effect on diabetic rats, can increase serum insulin levels, repair damaged pancreatic islet cells, and enhance glucose tolerance.

This substance is Lycium barbarum polysaccharide, which has a good hypoglycemic effect, mainly by promoting the release of insulin from islet cells. Therefore, from the above point of view, it is beneficial for patients with high blood sugar to eat wolfberry.

Goji berry treats diabetes

Although wolfberry extract has a hypoglycemic effect, the sugar content of the finished wolfberry is still very high, and it should not be taken in large quantities at one time because of its hypoglycemic effect. Professor Chi Xiaoling from the liver disease specialist of the Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine said in an online interview with a family doctor that it should be noted that wolfberry has a high sugar content, 19.3 grams per 100 grams. Diabetics should use it with caution and not overdose every day.

How should wolfberry reduce blood sugar?

Goji berry treats diabetes

Generally speaking, it is more appropriate for healthy adults to eat about 20 grams of wolfberry a day; the therapeutic use can be increased to 30 grams. Goji berries should be eaten often, not in large quantities at once. Soak or make soup with wolfberry. Drinking only the soup will not fully absorb the nutrition of wolfberry. It is best to eat wolfberry together.

Without any processing, chewing wolfberry directly will absorb the nutrients more fully. You can rinse the wolfberry with water and chew, but the dosage should be halved.

In addition to soaking in water or chewing, goji berries with the following foods are also suitable for diabetics:

Wolfberry + yam

Method: Peel and wash the yam and cut into small cubes. After washing the rice, pour it into the pot along with the yam. Add the wolfberry to a boil on high heat. Change the heat to a low heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Wait until the porridge becomes sticky, then sprinkle Some chopped green onion and salt will do.

Wolfberry + Hawthorn

Method: Fresh hawthorn or dried hawthorn slices can be used, pour it into a teacup together with wolfberry, and soak in boiling water for about 15 minutes. The sour taste can be appetizing, and it is also very good to drink as a drink.

Wolfberry + Tremella

Wash the white fungus and soak the hair, put it in a soup pot with the wolfberry, add water to a boil over the fire, add rock sugar to a boil, skim off the foam, when the soup is clear, put the white fungus and wolfberry in the pot and simmer until the white fungus is gelatinous , Pour into the big soup bowl.

Chinese wolfberry + pork

Wash the pork to remove the tendons, shred the wolfberry and wash. Heat the wok, heat the lard, then fry the shredded pork and bamboo shoots in the pan at the same time, add the cooking wine, sugar, soy sauce, salt, and monosodium glutamate, stir well, put in the wolfberry, stir fry a few times, and serve with sesame oil.

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